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  1. Hi All, Figured it was about time I put together a solid, step-by-step, clear walkthrough of the correct usage of the Discord Bot for recruitment. Some need-to-know bits before we begin. No doubt these are old news to some around here, but it never hurts to start simple. Always use the approved invites to the Discord Server - you shouldn't be creating your own, and shouldn't be inviting anyone to anywhere except the rules channel. It is likely set up so it is physically impossible to not do this, but it is always safest to check - both invite methods (and the current up-to-date invite link) are fully visible in the rules channel. Always make sure the person you are inviting in through this process wants to be a full OD member. Some people just want to be a guest - and that's cool. We have plenty of members who began their tenure here as guests - and we welcome anyone, regardless of their status. Always make sure you are available for help should they need it. Don't start this process unless you're gonna be available through it. Fastest way to lose someone is for them to find something they don't quite follow, only for their guide to be AFK. So now that we have the groundwork, let's begin! Once you have talked things through with your prospective member, invited them in and they are happy with the rules of our community, you can go ahead and get them started. Begin by locating them in the discord, right clicking them, highlighting "Roles" and locating the "Recruit" role. You can see below I am about to apply this role to myself. (I have no idea why this one image came out so grainy...) When you do, the potential recruit will receive a message from our friendly neighborhood Overdosed Bot asking if they wish to continue the recruitment process. They can Thumbs Up to continue. (Sorry Type, you weren't online otherwise you'd be immortalised forever in these shots) They are then asked to enter their name... ...with a friendly prompt should they forget the all important (OD) tag required! Once they're happy, they can confirm with another thumbs up. If the name is taken, unfortunately they're just going to need to pick another. No clones allowed! Make sure to ask them what their name will be, to ensure there is no risk of mistaken identity with another user - O instead of 0, that sort of thing. Not that it would be malicious, more likely coincidence - but lets try to avoid it if it is likely to cause issue. They will then be asked to provide an email to link.... be sure it is valid! The system will auto-detect and feedback if it sees any problems, and then accept... ...followed by selecting a Division they wish to be a part of. Clearly, the right answer is Halo. They will then be shown a summary screen, which is the last opportunity for any changes that wouldn't require admin support, so get them to double-check! Really important to note (and ask) at this point is to make sure the recruiter information is correct. We don't want your hard work going to waste by it accidentally logging someone else! It should auto-detect who gave them the "Recruit" status, but it is worth being sure. Once they have Thumbs Up'd that message, at this point they will receive a password, be sure to get them to note it down - do not let them copy/paste! Some browsers have difficulty with copy/pasting into password fields, and it is easier to just avoid the issue. ...and once logged in, that's it! The responsibility now shifts to you. This is your new, fresh-faced, innocent member... alright, who am I kidding. This is probably someone who you spent the last 20 minutes blasting your enemies to dust with. Either way, you need to make them feel welcome. Some good tips for member management: Make sure to introduce them to your division - and / or the community. Always good to get some games in quickly. We should really get a sign on the Community door. Personally I vote for "Beware of the Leopard". Show them how to mute channels in the Rules channel. Our Discord is large, and can easily become overwhelming. Help them out! An overwhelmed member is likely to leave. Be sure to check in with them, ideally within their first couple of days. You want to be sure they have a constant contact if they run into any issues. Most Divisions will have plenty of members online and ready to keep games going, but make sure you point them in the direction of the events tab so they know what's coming up. Don't forget about promotions! Recruits are likely not wanting to know about this Day 0, but let them know after a few days about how they are progressing. Give them a nudge the first time their rank comes up, and explain how it all works. Get them involved when a member comes up for promotion from your division - make sure they know their voice is valued. Do not let them into the Politics Channel Above all, have fun. This shouldn't seem like a chore. The day Recruiting becomes tedious is the day you should take a step back. This is designed to make it as easy as possible - so enjoy it and enjoy the growth you are a part of. >end overly sickening community spirit message. Peace, Geordie.
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  2. Both have been granted. I'm just late on posting here.
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  3. My apologies for not announcing the winners. For some reason, I was thinking the contest ran through 7/31. Anyway, gratz to the winners: First place 500 FG @JR(OD) Second place 250 FG @RadarRick(OD)
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  4. Here is a list of the badges that are currently in the system. We can create more badges for users to attain, and they're set up to be automatically granted after accomplishing a goal of some kind. For instance, the obvious ones, the year badge is granted after having been on the forums for a year and making a post after the year mark. Others are received such as receiving reactions or giving reactions. There are currently 14 ranks that a member can attain, with each progressively becoming harder and harder to attain (13,000 for the last one for instance). Also: This is incorrect, but it's not really as prevalent anymore. You can see your total reputation by going to your profile. It's also officially been renamed to be called Reputation. It still goes up with people reacting to your posts and works the same way.
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